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Housing Profile
Union County, Florida
  • Population, 2015: 15921. Union County ranks # 60 of Florida's 67 counties in population.
  • Households, 2015: 4259
  • Homeownership Rate, 2015: 71.7%. Statewide, Florida's homeownership rate is 67.7%.
Population Projections
  • In 2040, Union County is projected to have a population of 18700, ranking it # 59 of Florida's 67 counties.

Projected Total Population, Union County, 2010-2040

Place 2010 2015 2020 2025 2030 20352040
Union County 15535 15921 16599 17201 17702 18194 18700
Notes:  Not Available.
Sources:  University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research, Population Projections; U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census.
Housing Market

Existing Home Values (Based on County Property Appraisers' Just Value)

  • Single Family Home, average just value, 2016: $81943. (Statewide, the average just value of a single family home in Florida in 2016 was $219681).
  • Mobile Home, average just value, 2016: $43248.
  • Condominium, average just value, 2016: $-100.

Home Sales Prices

  • The average sales price for a single family home was $115036 in 2016. The median sales price that year was $126500, compared to a statewide median sales price of $212000.

    Source: Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Sales Price for Single Family Homes and Condominiums, Union County, 1996-2016

Place Housing Type 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 20152016
Union County Single Family Homes 56500 36000 56450 53500 58000 71000 77500 76800 104500 89900 152250 159500 138000 160250 112500 114000 119000 117500 119900 135000 126500
Union County Condominiums NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 220000 185000 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 75000
Notes:  Not applicable
Sources:  Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Gross Rent, Union County, 2010-2014 American Community Survey

Place Median Gross RentState Median Gross Rent
Union County 646 998
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File
  • In Union County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD Fair Market Rent in 2016, representing rent for a typical modest apartment, was $516 for a studio apartment, $548 for a one-bedroom, $634 for a two-bedroom, $836 for a three-bedroom, and $878 for a four-bedroom unit.

    Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2016 Fair Market Rents

Households by Monthly Rent Paid, Union County, 2010-2014

Place <$200 $200-$299 $300-$499 $500-$749 $750-$999 $1,000-$1,499 $1,500 or More No Cash RentTotal
Union County 169 89 106 334 249 107 23 162 1239
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Manufactured Housing Parks and Condominiums

  • There are 2 licensed manufactured housing parks in Union with 38 lots in 2012.
  • There are licensed condominium developments in with units in 2012. Of these, properties with units were converted from rental to condo.

    Source: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Home Purchase Loans by Property Type, Union County, 2005-2014

Application Count
Place County Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 20132014
Union County Union One to four-family (other than manufactured housing) 57 46 59 34 17 23 21 48 38 64
Union County Union Manufactured housing 44 42 37 29 16 18 19 14 40 36
Notes:  Shows loan applications resulting in loan origination only. For more information, see HMDA User Guide
Sources:  Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data 2005-2014

Foreclosures and Serious Delinquencies

This table is not available outside of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

Affordable Housing Needs

Cost Burden, General

  • "Cost-burdened" households pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs. In 2015, 1194 Union County households (28%) pay more than 30% of income for housing. By comparison, 42% of households statewide are cost-burdened.
  • 450 households in Union County (11%) pay more than 50% of income for housing.

Households by Cost Burden, Union County, 2015

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Total 3065 744 450
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.
Homeowners and Renters

Households by Homeowner/Renter Status and Cost Burden, Union County, 2015

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Owner 2286 491 276
Renter 779 253 174
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Household Income

  • In the following table, household income is measured as a percentage of the median income for the county or area, adjusted for family size. In Union County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD-estimated median income for a family of four is $49600 in 2016.

Households by Income and Cost Burden, Union County, 2015

Household Income as Percentage of Area Median Income Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
<=30% AMI 139 72 275
30.01-50% AMI 187 88 72
50.01-80% AMI 439 269 102
80.01+% AMI 2300 315 1
Total 3065 744 450
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Elderly Households

  • 940 households in Union County (22.1%) are headed by a person age 65 or older in 2015. In comparison, 29.6% of households statewide are headed by elderly persons.
  • 816 of elderly households in Union (86.8%) own their homes.
  • 268 elderly households (29%) pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs.

Elderly Households by Age and Cost Burden, Union County, 2015

Age of Householder Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-49.9%50+ %
65 or more 672 161 107
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Supply Characteristics

Single Family Home Size and Age

  • In 2016, the median size for a new single-family home in Union County was 1820 square feet.

Year Structure Built, Union County, 2010-2014 American Community Survey

Place Number Share by Decade
2000 or After 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-1969 1950-1959 1940-1949 1939 or Earlier Total 2000 or After 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-19691959 or Earlier
Union County 910 1158 800 714 400 123 85 289 4479 20.3 25.9 17.9 15.9 8.9 11.1
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Housing Condition Characteristics (Occupied Units), Union County, 2010-2014 American Community Survey

Place Persons Per Room House Heating Fuel Kitchen Facilities Plumbing Facilities
1.01 or More Persons per Room Share of Occupied Units (%) No Fuel Used Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete Facilities Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete FacilitiesShare of Occupied Units (%)
Union County 133 3.5 - - - - - -
Notes:  Housing units are considered to be substandard if they are overcrowded, do not have heat, or lack complete kitchens or plumbing.
American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File